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Old 10-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Good books to learn LINUX for a programmer

hi all
I have installed ubuntu a few days back.
I have studied a bit of unix and linux in my college and have done a little shell scripting (2 yrs back).
I want to learn Linux to better understand programming basics and OS.
I want to study Linux from a programmers perspective.
I want to study all the commands,File system, kernal and its low level working ,its source code. I don't know where to begin with.
Most the books that i referred doesn't provide all these info.
Can anyone please suggest any books or reference.
Old 10-24-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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Here are a couple of resources to look through.

You can find others via
Old 10-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #3
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Hello Trikster and wellcome to LQ,

1) find a good book or tutorial about the C programminglanguage (the kernel is written in C)
2) install a distribution which will teach you Linux by using it. How about Slackware?
3) Learn the classic Unix-tools, vi (vim), sed, grep, bash, find and others (look at the manpages).
4) learn another (modern) scriptinglanguage like Python or Ruby or Perl.

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Welcome to LQ!

Look at Linux Books & Online Magazines section of SlackwareŽ-Links to find some useful information.

Few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
Getting Started with Linux
The above links and others can be found at Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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